Fiscal Policy FP 2018

Reduce the share of Employment Costs as a share of total revenue to 70% in 2018 from 86% in 2017

Budget Policy Statement 2018 December 7, 2017
In progress
Dec 2017

Civil Service reforms begin December 30, 2017

Civil Service salaries and other staff-related expenses have previously gobbled 80 percent of national revenue, arresting latitude to finance capital projects with mega socio-economic impact.

The Expenditure cuts include: -A voluntary retirement scheme will be introduced, with medium-to-long-term financial incentives to beneficiaries -Over 3 000 youth officers off Civil Service payroll -Redundant staff to be identified progressively, and ministries combined and rationalised -Treasury will strengthen monitoring of public expenditure -Permanent secretaries and equivalent grades allocated one personal vehicle each -Commissioners and equivalent grades allocated one personal vehicle each -Principal directors, directors, deputy directors and their equivalent moved to Vehicle Loan Scheme -Business class travel restricted to ministers, heads of ministries and equivalent grades, parastatal CEOs, mayors, town clerks, CEOs and commissioners -Other grades restricted to economy class travel -Ceilings to be set for residential rentals for foreign missions -Government to migrate from labour intensive to ICT-based security systems